In the mid-1990s Collier Schorr photographed her nieces and nephews in southern Germany. The photographs in Tough and tender show young men as soldiers, in steady surrender.
Collier Schorr was born in New York in 1963. Explorations of gender and identity typify her fine art photographs and work for elite independent fashion magazines (including Purple and Fantastic Man) and fashion houses (including Comme des Garçons and Bottega Veneta).
The photographs in the exhibition, taken during 2000 and 2001, are selected from available works held by 303 Gallery New York who have exhibited Schorr’s work since 1987. This is the first time her work has been shown in Australia.